Anitra Jay is a R&B/Soul singer-songwriter based in Nashville and a while back she appeared in The Natural Lounge as a Natural Inspiration and offered us a free download of one of her songs. (You can read her contribution here).
I was lucky to stay in touch and was delighted to hear that she has released a five song acoustic soul album all about the beauty of natural hair, it is called Crown & Glory. I find that lately that some music genres I once enjoyed have become overcomplicated, with so many effects and very limited lyrics. I realise more and more that I prefer a less is more approach when it comes to songs. So I very much enjoyed listening Anitra and her guitar.
My favourite song was ‘Beautiful Mane’ where she talks about self acceptance (allowing herself to love her hair the way it grows) I also enjoyed the remix of “The Natural Hair Song,” featuring Original Soul, a hip-hop artist out of Dallas, TX.
You aren’t going to the club with this album, but I can see it playing softly in the background whilst you are relaxing somewhere nice, your garden, in front of the fire or with friends over dinner.
Anitra has kindly given me copies to give away to two lucky readers. If you want to win just comment on this post with an answer to the following “if you had one word to describe natural hair what would it be?”
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For more information about Anitra visit her website www.anitrajay.com